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Night HDR experiment

August 23, 2013 - I was wondering how an HDR shot would do at night with a very dark night but a very overexposed area... Not really that...
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All one color

August 22, 2013 - I shot this for a photo contest... Supposed to be a shot of something all one color - I looked out during a storm today...
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Butterfly

August 19, 2013 - It is apparently called a red-spotted purple butterfly. VERY creative name.:-| At any rate it visited the porch today....
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HDR Experiment

August 17, 2013 - Not a real success. I shot 5 bracketed shots and while the image is fine, it really didn't have the contrast in the shad...
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Ok. I am back. Life took a bite out of my productivity

August 17, 2013 - Had to take a hiatus which actually wasn't as long as it seems - I have been trying to do night shooting without much su...
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Visit to Parfrey's Glen

August 07, 2013 - Below is a photo story of a hike to Parfrey's Glen near Devil's Lake State Park.
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Wide angle nature photography Experiment - Sunrise

August 02, 2013 - The yellow flowers were now open, but.... BORING. I could not seem to get close enough. Oh well. In experiments failure...
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Wide angle Nature photography Experiment - Sunset

August 02, 2013 - I thought I would try... These are ok, but kinda gimmicky.
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Clear Day Capitol

July 30, 2013 - Really nice, low humidity day. Took a nice shot. Then looked closer and saw a cool mirage on the distant surface of the...
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Lightning Sunset

July 30, 2013 - I have a whole series of these. Went out to get the cool sunset just before a storm rolled in. Got an umbrella and stood...
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New Time Lapse movie

July 30, 2013 - This one with cool double layer clouds and moving sun. These are just cool.
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Lesson learned

July 19, 2013 - So I was shooting those time lapses the other day using a polarizing filter because it was so hazy. I saw the moon out j...
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A collaboration with my daughter.

July 19, 2013 - She is shooting with my old d200 using a 35mm prime of her favorite subject, the cats. I took her shot into lightroom an...
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Time lapse testing

July 16, 2013 - 5 seconds between frames, 30 frames per second, 30 minutes real time elapsed. WATCH THE MOON! (this is also a test of h...
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Light Painting...

July 15, 2013 - Pitch black room. Open shutter, small aperture, and a strong LED flashlight. The girls had to sit STILL for 10 seconds....
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More fireflies.

July 14, 2013 - There were a lot. Of course, they mostly stop flashing when the shutter is open. *sigh*
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Hawk under attack...

July 14, 2013 - So... Two (2) hawks sitting in the tree. Holy CARP! I grab my camera put on the long lens and head out. The SECOND I ope...
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Retouch of a photo from 1971

July 11, 2013 - So... My dad was quite the photographer... This is a picture that I remember from my childhood and loving... I did a LIT...
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More birds. Shut up... I like birds

July 11, 2013 - A LOT of barn swallows were having a meeting...
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Morning hike...

July 07, 2013 - A couple miles in a state park (Oak Savannah). Several good shots - scouted several places to return to when there is a...
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Fireflies....

July 07, 2013 - I need to wait until there is more, but I would at least say the experiment was a success. 30 second exposure...
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Cool orange blossoms

July 03, 2013 - If there was ever any motivation not to spend more time on my own landscaping, it is my neighbors... Such a variety of f...
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More birds... but c'mon!

July 01, 2013 - LOOK AT THEM! They are newly-fledged bard swallows...
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Couldn't decide

June 30, 2013 - The first is neat, but the second is a better photograph.
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Old Dodge...

June 29, 2013 - Neighbor's truck. I want it so bad...
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Eyes

June 27, 2013 - These are just cool. 4 different people, 4 VASTLY different eyes.
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Tried with the cat...

June 27, 2013 - For some reason animals do not like a fisheye lens 6 inches from their face making a loud CLICK noise... Huh.
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Failed attempt, but... still trying.

June 25, 2013 - So I got my 12-24mm which at 12mm is essentially a fisheye and tried to take one of those cute pictures of the dog sniff...
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From Saturday... STORM ROLLING IN!

June 24, 2013 - So... When people see me with my (admittedly extravagant) camera, they ask, "Hey, what camera should I get?". I always s...
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The Strangler

June 21, 2013 - We witnessed a murder in progress yesterday. Gruesome...
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Delayed post...

June 21, 2013 - At least it was shot two days ago...:-)
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Sunset Hills

June 18, 2013 - Went out with the new camera - hoping for a pretty sunset after all the rain and clouds... Was one of those "It's sunset...
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Back in the saddle. Break time over.

June 17, 2013 - Long, busy weekend... Had to prioritize and I was not high on the list.:-) Please to enjoy one of my views this AM.
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Backyard Visitor...

June 14, 2013 - The deer. Not the oak. The oak lives here.
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The sun was angled just right

June 13, 2013 - It only happens for like 3 weeks out of the year... Incredible. Had to crop this down so you didn't see the neighbor's s...
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Still water- hazy air...

June 11, 2013 - I admit to this being a bit blown-out. But I like that you can see the light beams. *shrug*
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The back yard.

June 10, 2013 - We back up to a state park... Beautiful morning.
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Catmint.

June 09, 2013 - My lovely wife asked why I had not taken a picture of the catmint that is going crazy in our front garden... I said that...
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Sun finally came out. So I went for a walk...

June 07, 2013 - Crazy zoom of the original, but I think it holds up. Added some vignetting for framing...
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Misty Farm...

June 06, 2013 - A slow drizzle... I do not remember what the sun looks like.
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Bird on a wire...

June 05, 2013 - I know, I know... More birds. They're just EVERYWHERE here... It had just started sprinkling and they all settled on the...
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Eye test... (failed, really)

June 05, 2013 - Hello.... I was trying to get the relief details of the iris itself... Turns out it is VERY difficult to focus past the...
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Our neighbor

June 03, 2013 - This guy lives in a nest on the side of the barn... It was easier to shoot clear shots at the Indianapolis 500! High ISO...
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The view from my yard...

June 02, 2013 - The Capitol emerged from the shadow of a cloud and stood out to me... Kinda cheating, but finding new things to shoot ev...
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Sunset - Wide Angle

May 31, 2013 - Went for a walk and set up the tripod. A turtle obliged by poking its head out of the water and making a ripple that bal...
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Visitor to the LakeHouse... This is Elvis.

May 31, 2013 - Elvis and Priscilla are two Sandhill Cranes that live in my backyard. They woke me up this AM for a portrait, so I oblig...
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Well... A little late but here is the first photo-a-day

May 30, 2013 - Foggy Morning - 5/29/2013. Unfortunately, I did not zero out the camera - so ISO 640.... Grainy on my d200. Oh, well. Ki...
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Ok... This time I promise.

May 24, 2013 - I am starting a photo-a-day project. Every day I will take my camera with me and find some new perspective to share. If...
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